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The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:49 pm

This thread is for any OOC planning for my Saturday night campaign: The Great Cycle

The story is open to PCs of all levels, and I am challenging myself to include more social intrigues than combat.

Rumors of these major plot hooks abound:

    1. The discovery of an ivory card, from the Deck of Many Things, near Baldur's Gate. [Law vs. Chaos]

    2. An increase in monster activity, particularly dragonkind. [Good vs. Evil]
I am also working with a different approach to DMing this time around. I am generating lots of plot hooks and will leave it to the players to drive the narrative. So far, this has worked pretty well, with this allowing me to DM a diverse group of PCs each weekend across multiple plot threads. There is an over-arching narrative, which I will gradually weave together. I will leave things mostly up to player initiative to drive future plot revelations and thus the story.

What designs, if any, do your characters have for the next Saturday session?

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby Zelknolf » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:54 pm

Once Teresa hears about this Great Cycle thing, she will likely want to talk to the reading man about it and would likely invite the established heroic sorts in the region to the talk.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:11 pm

Aglaril and Calil have already asked about picking things up tomorrow. Perhaps they will respond to your call, and we can have a planning session in the Spires tomorrow, and all interested parties can attend? I'm willing to go wherever this takes us, and we could probably stand for some IC organization of the various PCs on the server.

BTW, anyone interested in some meta info about the two plot points see:

Turning of the Great Cycle

viewtopic.php?p=619783#p619783
http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Dragonfall_War
http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Dracorage_mythal

Deck of Many Things

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/magicItems/artifacts.htm

I would just ask that you limit your PC's actions and knowledge to those things that they have discovered in game.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby Arianna » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:42 pm

Kata is in Ruqel currently

and has interest in pursuing the card info certainly and the lore-masters info has piqued her interest in the dragon issue

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Just waiting for Toby to tell her what he has learned on both it and the dragon from the library at Candlekeep
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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:11 pm

It would be good if all parties from the Rogue Card/Candlekeep quest line, plus the Red Dragon/Velsaert quest line would attend the assemblage at the Spires for tomorrow night's session. I'll be on hand to handle any questions and NPCs. It will be nice to see all of the PCs have a moment in the spotlight and help to shed some light on what is known so far.

Depending on how long the meeting takes, there should hopefully be some time to have a follow up session where the PCs can decide on a course of action at the meeting, and then pursue a quick first step before we call it a night.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby Ithildur » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:36 pm

Good stuff; I'm guessing Aglaril probably won't be available tomorrow night but I look forward to participating in future sessions. He obviously has rather keen interest in this stuff especially after hearing Velsaert's recitation, which alarmed him a good deal.
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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:58 pm

Planning to log in around 10pm CST tonight. Session should be at the Spires, and be a Rivendell-esque meeting of sorts. All of this pending which PCs show up of course.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby oldgrayrogue » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:30 am

Sorry Mael still has the card and R l has me away this weekend.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:03 am

oldgrayrogue wrote:Sorry Mael still has the card and R l has me away this weekend.

Last week we went with the card being in someone else's possession. You can return it to me later.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby kiyoti » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:49 pm

Cant wait for game tonight!
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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby HEEGZ » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:59 am

I have company over, I should be able to start at 10pm CST, the normal time. Might be a bit late if they stick around longer than I expect.

Have any plans been made for this session by the PCs involved?

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby kiyoti » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:42 am

Sadly been absent this week due to a very sick family. Ill go with flow i guess.
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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby Zelknolf » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:46 am

We were expecting word from Bozwell's contacts.

Teresa was also going to rummage through her library/ the stacks at Candlekeep and flex her crazy-high knowledge (arcana) skills to try to figure out which if any goodly dragons can be contacted in the region.


It didn't sound like anyone else had plans.

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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby Arianna » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:12 am

Kata was planning on being around

Provided her handler can get decent connection tonite
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Re: The Great Cycle

Postby kiyoti » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:52 am

Oh, as far as the card goes, I think a detailed drawing had made of it to do the research etc.
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